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Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian

Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian

It’s great discussing things with people who do agree with you, and that’s a very nice way of spending an evening; but actually, it’s important to discuss things with people who not only strongly believe in opposing ideas, but also have the arguments lined up for what they believe in – and then to see if, by the end of it, you think they are right. Politicians get into a lot of trouble for U-turns, but actually a U-turn is a sign of a subtle mind, and we ought to be more open to people changing their minds.

Wise words from Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg as he gives feedback on his “blind date” with Natalie Bennett from the Green party. Read more here.

Check out the other ‘Blind dates’ here.

[Featured Image in post by : Sascha Kohlmann]